There are currently over 10 states that allow unrestricted abortions and around 5 others with some limitations.
What Did Roe v. Wade Do?
After the Supreme Court reversed the 1973 Roe decision, Americans were unsure what this meant and how it would impact the United States.
In 1973, the Supreme Court ruling initially stated that it was a constitutional right for women to receive an elective abortion without the need for a life-threatening diagnosis behind their decision. However, in June 2022, this was overruled.
Now the power to decide abortion laws rests within each state. The people now exercise the right to vote for delegates who can pass legislation to regulate abortion according to their constituent’s views.
What Does This Mean for Kentucky?
Abortion has been banned in Kentucky after the Supreme Court’s June 2022 decision. However, according to the law, if a woman’s life becomes endangered, the state does not legally deny treatment, and care can be provided.
Many individuals are unsure if treatment for miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy can still be given. Yes, treatment for these potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications is legally provided to women despite the abortion ban.
Where Can I Get More Information?
If you would like to receive further clarity on state laws or what options are available to you, please contact us today.
If you are considering travel for an abortion, we welcome you to make a free, confidential appointment with us. You can take advantage of our no-cost services to confirm pregnancy and the information we provide that will help protect your health and wellness before an abortion.
We believe you have the right to know all the facts so you can make an informed decision.